Jeep Rene­gade de­liv­ers off-road ca­pa­bil­ity, open-air free­dom

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The 2016 Jeep Rene­gade de­liv­ers a unique com­bi­na­tion of bestin-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity, ope­nair free­dom and con­ve­nience, a seg­ment-first nine-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion that con­trib­utes to out­stand­ing on-road and off-road driv­ing dy­nam­ics, two fuel-ef­fi­cient en­gines, world-class re­fine­ment, and a host of in­no­va­tive safety and ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy of­fer­ings.

For 2016, the Jeep Rene­gade’s of­fer­ings have ex­panded with the ad­di­tion of sev­eral fea­tures, in­clud­ing the avail­abil­ity of Beat­sAu­dio. The Rene­gade’s op­tional Beats pre­mium au­dio sys­tem in­cludes nine speak­ers with a 6.5-inch sub­woofer and 506-watt am­pli­fier for stu­dio-qual­ity sound.

For added safety and con­ve­nience in in­clement weather, the 2016 Jeep Rene­gade now of­fers rain-sens­ing wipers as stan­dard on the Lim­ited and Trail­hawk mod­els and op­tional on Lat­i­tude.

The 2016 Jeep Rene­gade is avail­able in Sport, Lat­i­tude, Lim­ited and Trail­hawk mod­els in 10 ex­te­rior paint col­ors, in­clud­ing the new-for-2016 Gran­ite Crys­tal Metal­lic and Jet­set Blue Metal­lic Clear Coat.

Best-in-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity

Lever­ag­ing 4x4 tech­nol­ogy from the Jeep Chero­kee, the Jeep Rene­gade of­fers two of the most ad­vanced and in­tel­li­gent 4x4 sys­tems in its class, all to de­liver bestin-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity. Both sys­tems can pro­vide up to 1,475 lb.-ft. (2,000 N•m) of the en­gine’s avail­able torque to any one wheel, for op­ti­mal grip and trac­tion:

• Jeep Ac­tive Drive – full-time 4x4 sys­tem

• Jeep Ac­tive Drive Low – class-ex­clu­sive full-time 4x4 sys­tem with 20:1 crawl ra­tio

In­no­va­tion is also at the fore­front of any new Jeep ve­hi­cle, and the Rene­gade fea­tures the seg­ment’s first dis­con­nect­ing rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) — all to pro­vide Jeep Rene­gade 4x4 mod­els with en­hanced fuel econ­omy. Jeep Ac­tive Drive and Ac­tive Drive Low 4x4 sys­tems in­stantly en­gage when 4x4 trac­tion is needed.

Both Jeep Ac­tive Drive and Ac­tive Drive Low 4x4 sys­tems in­clude the Jeep Se­lec-Ter­rain sys­tem, pro­vid­ing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus ex­clu­sive Rock mode on the Trail­hawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive per­for­mance on- or off-road and in any weather con­di­tion.

Trail rated: Rene­gade Trail­hawk 4x4 model

For cus­tomers who de­mand the most off-road ca­pa­bil­ity from their Jeep ve­hi­cles, the Rene­gade Trail­hawk model de­liv­ers best-in­class Trail Rated 4x4 ca­pa­bil­ity with:

• Stan­dard Jeep Ac­tive Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ra­tio

• Se­lec-Ter­rain sys­tem with ex­clu­sive Rock mode

• In­creased ride height 0.8 inches to 8.7 inches of ground clear­ance

• Skid plates, and sig­na­ture red front and rear tow hooks

• Unique fas­cias de­liver 30.5 de­gree ap­proach, 25.7 de­gree breakover and 34.3 de­gree de­par­ture an­gles

• Unique 17-inch wheels with ag­gres­sive on-road and off-road tires

• Up to 8.1 inches of wheel ar­tic­u­la­tion • Hill-de­scent con­trol • Up to 19 inches of wa­ter ford­ing

• Up to 2,000-lb. tow­ing ca­pa­bil­ity with 2.4-liter Tiger­shark en­gine and avail­able tow pack­age

A global Jeep de­sign for a global brand

From the start, Jeep de­sign­ers knew the Rene­gade would need to de­liver best-in-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity with city-sized pro­por­tions that ex­uded the brand’s rugged style while at the same time en­hanc­ing ver­sa­til­ity, ma­neu­ver­abil­ity and style. Ad­di­tion­ally, de­sign­ers were tasked to cre­ate an all-new SUV that would sym­bol­ize the Jeep brand’s renowned Amer­i­can de­sign and in­ge­nu­ity, as it would mark the brand’s first en­try into the small SUV seg­ment in more than 100 mar­kets around the globe. Last, Rene­gade had to of­fer the open-air free­dom that dates back to its 1941 roots, with the Willys MB Jeep.

The re­sult is the Jeep Rene­gade, a ve­hi­cle that builds on the Jeep Wran­gler’s pow­er­ful stance, and fea­tures fresh new styling with rugged body forms and ag­gres­sive pro­por­tions, which en­able best-in-class ap­proach and de­par­ture an­gles pur­posely de­signed to de­liver best-in-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity. And for seg­ment-ex­clu­sive panoramic views, two avail­able “My Sky” open-air roof panel sys­tems con­ve­niently stow to pro­vide pas­sen­gers open-air free­dom with ease.

In­te­rior ex­udes a rugged, en­er­getic ap­pear­ance

The Jeep Rene­gade in­te­rior fea­tures a rugged and en­er­getic ap­pear­ance that builds upon Jeep’s leg­endary brand her­itage. This small SUV’s pre­cisely crafted de­tail, in­no­va­tive and high-qual­ity color and ma­te­rial appointments, state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy, and clever stor­age draw in­spi­ra­tion from con­tem­po­rary ex­treme sports gear and life­styles.

The in­te­rior of the Jeep Rene­gade has a dis­tinc­tive form lan­guage, which Jeep de­sign­ers have ti­tled “Tek-Tonic.” This de­sign theme is de­fined by the in­ter­sec­tions of soft and tac­tile forms with rugged and func­tional de­tails. Ma­jor sur­faces, such as the sculpted soft-touch in­stru­ment panel, are in­ter­sected with bold func­tional el­e­ments like the pas­sen­ger grab han­dle — in­dis­pens­able for off-road ad­ven­tures and bor­rowed from its big brother, the leg­endary Jeep Wran­gler. Unique “pro­tec­tive clamp fas­ten­ers,” an­odized de­sign ac­cents and in­spired col­ors are de­rived from ex­treme sports equip­ment, while the newly fa­mil­iar “X” shapes in­spired by its roof and tail lamps add to Rene­gade’s Tek-Tonic in­te­rior look. And to make sure all of the needed pas­sen­ger gear fits, the Rene­gade is de­signed with an ef­fi­cient and flex­i­ble in­te­rior pack­age that in­cludes a fold-for­ward front-pas­sen­ger seat and re­mov­able and height-ad­justable cargo floor panel.

Class-ex­clu­sive ‘My Sky’ roof sys­tems

Ex­pand­ing the brand’s open-air free­dom that orig­i­nated with the leg­endary 1941 Willys MB Jeep, the Jeep Rene­gade of­fers two class-ex­clu­sive “My Sky” open-air roof sys­tems. With a man­ual re­mov­able, or pre­mium power tilt/ slide with re­mov­able fea­ture, the in­no­va­tive “My Sky” roof-panel sys­tems quickly bring the out­doors in­side. De­signed for con­ve­nience, the hon­ey­comb fiber­glass polyurethane roof pan­els are light­weight and stow neatly in the rear cargo area. For added de­sign de­tail, both “My Sky” roof sys­tems fea­ture a de­bossed “X” stamped into the roof that ex­ude strength and play on the brand’s util­i­tar­ian his­tory.

Best-in-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity

De­signed and en­gi­neered to first and fore­most de­liver leg­endary Jeep 4x4 ca­pa­bil­ity, the Rene- gade is the first ve­hi­cle from FCA US to use the all-new “small-wide 4x4 ar­chi­tec­ture.”

With its fully in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion, ca­pa­ble of up to 8.1 inches (205 mm) of wheel ar­tic­u­la­tion and 8.7 inches (220 mm) of ground clear­ance (Trail­hawk model), Rene­gade raises the bar in the small SUV seg­ment with best-in-class off-road ca­pa­bil­ity. Ex­ten­sive use of ad­vanced steels, com­pos­ites and ad­vanced com­puter-im­pact sim­u­la­tions en­able the Rene­gade’s ar­chi­tec­ture to de­liver world-class tor­sional stiff­ness and the Jeep brand’s dura­bil­ity re­quired for Trail Rated ad­ven­tures.

The Rene­gade is the first Jeep SUV to in­te­grate Koni’s fre­quency se­lec­tive damp­ing (FSD) front and rear strut sys­tem. This damp­ing sys­tem en­ables the Jeep Rene­gade to de­liver world-class road-hold­ing and han­dling char­ac­ter­is­tics.

World’s first small SUV with nine-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion

Like the Jeep Chero­kee, the Jeep Rene­gade has raised the bar — this time in the small SUV class — with the first avail­able nine­speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. When paired with the 2.4-liter Tiger­shark en­gine with Mul­tiAir2 (4x2 or 4x4), the nine-speed trans­mis­sion de­liv­ers nu­mer­ous ben­e­fits cus­tomers will ap­pre­ci­ate, in­clud­ing ag­gres­sive launches, smooth power de­liv­ery at high­way speeds and im­proved fuel ef­fi­ciency ver­sus com­pet­i­tive sixspeed au­to­matic trans­mis­sions.

More than 30 mpg high­way

True to the Jeep brand, the

Rene­gade of­fers cus­tomers a best-in-class com­bi­na­tion of fuel ef­fi­ciency and of­froad ca­pa­bil­ity, in­clud­ing two Mul­tiAir four-cylin­der en­gines that pro­vide more than 30 miles per gal­lon (mpg) on the high­way:

• 2.4-liter Tiger­shark en­gine with Mul­tiAir2: Ef­fi­ciency and re­fine­ment also are hall­marks of FCA US 16-valve, 2.4-liter Tiger­shark I-4 en­gine with the Mul­tiAir2 elec­tro-hy­draulic fully vari­able valve-lift sys­tem. The high-tech en­gine pro­duces 180 horse­power, 175 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired ex­clu­sively to the seg­ment’s first nine-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion on 4x2 and 4x4 mod­els.

The 2.4-liter en­gine’s Mul­tiAir tech­nol­ogy uses a col­umn of oil in place of the tra­di­tional me­chan­i­cal link between the camshaft and in­take valves to max­i­mize in­take man­i­fold pres­sure and sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce pump­ing losses. Mul­tiAir2 takes the in­no­va­tion fur­ther by si­mul­ta­ne­ously con­trol­ling both valve open­ing and clos­ing events to more ef­fec­tively man­age com­bus­tion qual­ity and com­pres­sion ra­tio, all to im­prove fuel econ­omy and per­for­mance.

• 1.4-liter Mul­tiAir Turbo en­gine: The 1.4-liter Mul­tiAir Turbo four-cylin­der en­gine of­fers 160 horse­power and 184 lb.-ft. of torque to pro­vide a spir­ited driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on Jeep Rene­gade Sport and Lat­i­tude 4x2 and 4x4 mod­els. Paired with a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion, the 1.4-liter Mul­tiAir Turbo en­gine trans­mits its power through high-strength com­po­nents through­out the driv­e­train, in­clud­ing equal-length half shafts and a 4.438 fi­nal-drive ra­tio. Boost pres­sure is dy­nam­i­cally man­aged to pro­vide a broad torque curve over a wide va­ri­ety of am­bi­ent con­di­tions, with a peak pres­sure of 22 psi at 4,000 rpm. In­no­va­tive Mul­tiAir valve-ac­tu­a­tion tech­nol­ogy con­trols in­take air cylin­der-by-cylin­der and stroke-by-stroke, re­duc­ing car­bon-diox­ide emis­sions and boost­ing fuel-econ­omy up to 7.5 per­cent, com­pared with an en­gine with con­ven­tional val­ve­train.

Seg­ment-ex­clu­sive tech­nolo­gies once found only on pre­mium SUVs

The 2016 Jeep Rene­gade of­fers tech­nol­ogy fea­tures once found only in up­per-seg­ment ve­hi­cles, and makes them at­tain­able to cus­tomers in the grow­ing small SUV seg­ment — in­clud­ing award-win­ning Ucon­nect Ac­cess, Ucon­nect touch­screens and the seg­ment’s largest full-color in­stru­ment clus­ter.

Ucon­nect Ac­cess: Uti­lizes em­bed­ded cel­lu­lar tech­nol­ogy to al­low Jeep Rene­gade oc­cu­pants to get di­rectly in con­tact with lo­cal emer­gency-ser­vice dis­patch­ers — all with the push of the 9-1-1 AS­SIST but­ton on the over­head con­sole. Ucon­nect Ac­cess ap­plies the same logic to road­side as­sis­tance. One push of the “AS­SIST” but­ton sum­mons help di­rectly from the FCA US road­side as­sis­tance provider, or the Ve­hi­cle Cus­tomer Care Cen­ter. Fur­ther peace of mind comes from the sys­tem’s abil­ity to re­ceive text mes­sages, an­nounce re­ceipt of texts, iden­tify senders and then “read” the mes­sages aloud with Blue­tooth-equipped cell phones. Driv­ers can even use a “voice tex­ting” fea­ture that keeps their hands on the wheel and at­ten­tion on the road.

Ucon­nect touch­screen ra­dio sys­tems: Award-win­ning in-ve­hi­cle hands­free com­mu­ni­ca­tion, en­ter­tain­ment and avail­able nav­i­ga­tion. Key fea­tures avail­able on the Ucon­nect 5.0 and 6.5AN sys­tems in­clude a 5.0-inch or 6.5-inch touch­screen dis­play, Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity, ra­dio data sys­tem ca­pa­bil­ity (RDS), dig­i­tal au­dio broad­cast (DAB), HD Ra­dio, dig­i­tal me­dia broad­cast­ing (DMB), Sir­iusXM Ra­dio, Sir­iusXM Traf­fic, Sir­iusXM Travel Link, USB port and aux­il­iary au­dio jack in­put.

Seg­ment’s largest full-color in­stru­ment clus­ter dis­play: Filling the Jeep Rene­gade’s gauge clus­ter in front of the driver is an avail­able 7-inch, full-color, pre­mium mul­ti­view dis­play, fea­tur­ing a re­con­fig­urable func­tion that en­ables driv­ers to per­son­al­ize in­for­ma­tion in­side the in­stru­ment clus­ter. The in­for­ma­tion dis­play is de­signed to vis­ually com­mu­ni­cate in­for­ma­tion, us­ing graph­ics and text, quickly and eas­ily.

Rene­gade fea­tures ad­vanced safety, se­cu­rity fea­tures

The 2016 Jeep Rene­gade is avail­able with up to 70 safety and se­cu­rity fea­tures, in­clud­ing the seg­ment’s first avail­abil­ity of For­ward Col­li­sion Warn­ing-Plus and LaneSense De­par­ture Warn­ing-Plus.

In ad­di­tion, en­gi­neers added both ac­tive and pas­sive safety and se­cu­rity fea­tures, in­clud­ing Blind-spot Mon­i­tor­ing; Rear Cross Path de­tec­tion; ParkView rear backup cam­era with dy­namic grid lines; elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol (ESC) with elec­tronic roll mit­i­ga­tion and seven stan­dard air bags.

Jeep’s global re­sources

De­signed in Amer­ica and crafted in Italy, the 2016 Rene­gade con­tin­ues the Jeep brand’s ded­i­ca­tion to the global mar­ket­place and demon­strates the depths of its avail­able re­sources. The fi­nal as­sem­bly lo­ca­tion for the Rene­gade is the Melfi As­sem­bly Plant.

Built on 75 years of leg­endary her­itage, Jeep is the au­then­tic SUV with class-lead­ing ca­pa­bil­ity, crafts­man­ship and ver­sa­til­ity for peo­ple who seek ex­tra­or­di­nary jour­neys. The Jeep brand de­liv­ers an open in­vi­ta­tion to live life to the fullest by of­fer­ing a full line of ve­hi­cles that con­tinue to pro­vide own­ers with a sense of se­cu­rity to han­dle any jour­ney with con­fi­dence.

The Jeep ve­hi­cle lineup con­sists of the Chero­kee, Com­pass, Grand Chero­kee, Pa­triot, Rene­gade, Wran­gler and Wran­gler Un­lim­ited. To meet con­sumer de­mand around the world, all Jeep mod­els sold out­side North Amer­ica are avail­able in both left and right-hand drive con­fig­u­ra­tions and with ga­so­line and diesel pow­er­train op­tions.

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